Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Trip 9: Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral and Rectory

Date: April 13, 2010
Trip: 9
No. of Landmarks Visited: 1
Landmarks To-Date: 12
Landmarks Remaining: 341

Today on my lunch hour I walked to see Holy Trinity Church. It's a copy of a traditional Russian Orthodox church in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. It's not a huge building, but it has (sort-of) an onion dome like you see in post cards from Russia.

The biggest surprise for me was that a plague says the building was designed by Louis Sullivan. It doesn't look anything like what I think of as a Sullivan building. But then I guess he had to design what the client wanted.

The building could use a little maintenance, but it's still adds some architectural variety to the neighborhood.

1 comment:

  1. What a charming building. I'll have to walk by there and see it again.